Adventures to the Edge, Swiss Mountain guide team
Have a look at this exceptional team. A team of friends and professional Mountain Guides, Ski Instructors that excel in their field and are committed to excellence. Adventures to the Edge is a network of professional mountain guides offering guided expeditions, mountain climbing, trekking and backcountry ski tours all over the world.
All our guides are IFMGA certified. Ski instructors hold the top certification in their respective country, hiking guides are certified in each region. Education is key and we have a team that continuously improve their skills, stay on top of the latest technology.
we want together,to create a positive environment for the safety of all participants, a fun experience were we can explore, grow, exchange and learn together.
Jean Pavillard, IFMGA/AMGA mountain guide, ISIA ski instructor and owner of Adventures to the Edge. He is also the founder and worked as President of the American institute for Avalanche research and education. Worked for many years as technical director, examiner and trainer for the AMGA. American mountain guides association. worked as ski instructor and director of the Crested Butte ski school and currently ski coach at the Yellowstone club. Guided the Seven summits and still love most to lead expeditions and treks around the work.
I love seeing you all, I love sharing a great adventure from Everest to Zermatt, to Red lady above Crested Butte. I can not wait to be on the trail again, skiing, hiking, climbing. Feeling the wind in my face. Contemplating the views. Soaking the freedom that comes with living high. I love designing new tours, exploring new regions and sharing them.
Never hesitate to contact me, share your dreams, your ideas. I am here to help design, plan your next expedition. Be a trek across the alps, a tour in Peru combining cultural discovery and hiking, a ski tour in Japan, an expedition on a 8,000 meters peak.
Mountain guide – Cedric has been leading tours like the Berner Oberland ski traverse, Chamonix-Zermatt haute route, and high alpine climbs. Cédric spent part of last winter ice climbing in Canada. High energy, Cédric loves traveling, skiing and climbing. You will love his companionship and expertise.
Patick Mesot (Patou)
IFMGA Mountain guide, ISIA ski instructor and an exceptional rock climber and skier. Patou is also a trainer, examiner for the Swiss national ski patrol association. He lives in Leysin with his wife and two kids. You will love his expertise, patience and instruction.
ISIA ski instructor, IFMGA mountain Guide. Fabian, Rene’s son, my nephew. The tradition continue. After 5 years on the Swiss National Telemark team, Fabian completed his ski instructor certification and mountain guide. He holds a diploma from the National Sport Management School. Fabian just loves it and he can share his love for the sport like no one else. I worked many tours with Fabian, climbed and skied in all kind of conditions. Climbed in Sikkim, skied in Chile,
IFMGA Mountain Guide, ISIA Ski Instructor. He is My older brother and support in
Switzerland. His office helps us in many occasion and he is always there for you. Leysin is a perfect location for skiing,hiking and climbing. When he is not building Via Ferratas or indoor climbing walls he organizes climbing camps for juniors, from 7 to 20 years old. Rene is also in charge of the regional rescue team and safety, risk assessment of the Leysin/Ormont region. Switzerland.
IFMGA Mountain Guide. ISIA Swiss Ski Instructor.High Altitude Swiss Alpine Club Refuge Manager.
Yvan is involved in many different activities in high mountains all over the world. Although, skiing is his favorite activity, he is in charge of the Swiss Alpine Club youth program developing skills in climbing, high mountaineering and ski touring.
He’s also in charge of the Villars Swiss Ski School youth-team for off-piste skiing as well free ride program.
Guide and ski instructor since 1991 Yvan as skied many mountains all over the world: Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and Alaska. Austria, France, Italy, Norway and so on and climbed peaks in the entire Alps, also in Argentina, Morocco, Nepal.
You’ll appreciate is natural sense of guiding in every terrains, is infinite patience and deep humanity.
Yvan is member of the Leysin Mountain Guides Office in Switzerland, as worked with Jean Pavillard since many years and build a true friendship.
ISIA Ski Instructor and Member of the Swiss National Demonstration team, he is known as “Mister Carving”. An expert in all skiing disciplines, skiing with Alex is more then just skiing, it is touching perfection. His guiding will help you reach new levels with your skiing.
Jerome a new member of our team. His experience and list of climbs is astonishing. The French route on Ama Dablam, integral de Peuterey, north face of Eiger and so much more. his genuine interest in guiding , instructing people, sharing is knowledge make him an amazing asset.